Francesco Bellina was born in Trapani in 1989 and he lives in Palermo since 2008.
His artistic work focuses mainly on social and political issues with particular attention to the theme of migration.
He published his pictures on major international medias such as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Paris Match, Le Monde, Internazionale, L’Espresso, Washington Post, among others.
On 2016 and 2017 he was nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.
2017 - WPP Joop Swart Masterclass (nominated), 2016 - WPP Joop Swart Masterclass (nominated)
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This morning at dawn #mediterranea rescued 98 people at sea, including pregnant women and 22 children.
There were six deaths last night, when the rubber dinghy began to deflate.
Photos by Francesco Bellina / Cesura
Border post of Makalondi (Niger)
An agent during his guard duty out of the police border post of Makalondi, at the border between Niger and Burkina Faso.
Emergency status has been declared in all areas bordering with Burkina Faso (departments of Say, Torodi and Tera) on December 1st, 2018, following multiple attacks by armed groups, with
presumed jihadist affiliations, and the kidnap of an Italian priest in September 2018. Makalondi lies only 100 km from Niamey, the capital of Niger.
2th December 2018.